The remarks follow the Russian Foreign Ministry's statement on Monday that during his recent tour of Latin American countries, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "made a number of unacceptable statements about our country, particularly in the context of events in Venezuela". "We are committed to upholding the purposes and principles of the UN Charter as well as peace and stability in the region", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told reporters in Beijing.
Pompeo, speaking in Paraguay on April 13, reiterated that all options remain on the table for Venezuela. China, in turn, berated Pompeo for his claims that Beijing's friendship with Latin American countries is "pretended".
Earlier this month, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez described Washington's pledge to take certain actions against Cuba over Venezuela as blackmail. "Mr. Pompeo, you can stop", he said, according to the Post. "Their own financial interventions have helped destroy that country", Pompeo added.
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His comments were rejected by Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi who accused the United States of trying to turn Latin America "into its backyard, just like the 19th century".
"I think there's a lesson, a lesson to be learned for all of us: China and others are being hypocritical calling for non-intervention in Venezuela's affairs".
Washington has already accused Russia, China and Cuba of getting involved in the Venezuelan leadership crisis where embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro is struggling to hold power amid street protests and a political battle with self-declared interim President Juan Guaido. While the declaration rejected "any threat or course of action leading to a military intervention", it did call on the global community to continue imposing sanctions against Venezuela.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that the presence of Russian military experts in Venezuela was fully legitimate as they were carrying out maintenance of military equipment that had been supplied earlier.